As the New Year dawns, we have a longing to recommit, to make aspirational promises and pledges. But we tend to do these things from the perspective of ourselves as individuals. This season, let’s recommit as families and communities too. Let’s make resolutions that will inspire and activate all the best parts of how we come together in our core circles of humanity.
The family and educator's work in helping a child build empathy to others cannot be underestimated as key to not only that child's outcomes, but the outcomes of a peaceful society overall. There is much we can do for all our children, whether they be our own or others. The simplest thing we can do to build connection between people is to read to every child.
LitLife blogger Pam Allyn is the Executive Director and founder of LitWorld, a global organization advocating for children's rights as readers, writers and learners. She is also the Executive Director and founder of LitLife, a national organization dedicated to school improvement, and the author of books for parents, teachers, librarians, and anyone engaging with children and literacy learning.